Operation Skinny Jeans: I'm Just Going To Come Out And Say This

Monday, January 7, 2013

I'm Just Going To Come Out And Say This

This is hard.

Not eating all my favorite sugary treats full of refined sugar?

Hard.

Making myself eat more often (because I'm totally prone to eating like, one and a half meals a day)?

Hard.

Making myself work out?

Hard.

I don't like admitting these things. It makes me feel weak. But I know that I'm not the only one who struggles.

And honestly, pathetic as it sounds, this is normally where I would start giving up.

But I know that I can't.

If I want to get pregnant, I have to make this work. And I want to get pregnant more than anything. It's a looooooooong time coming. I have to constantly keep my goals in mind. I really need to make an inspiration board (or whatever they're called). I think all the visual reminders would really help drive things home for me.

I'm hoping that my tastebuds are in the middle of being retrained as we speak. It can take up to five months, but for most people, it just takes a few weeks. Hopefully I'm in the latter category.

I will take responsibility for my own choices. I'm a grown woman, and I have control over my body. If I break down and eat an entire cheesecake (unfortunately, that's happened before :/), I have no one to blame but myself. I can reach for a kiwi instead. I have plenty of kiwi in my kitchen :)

If you're struggling right now, just know you're not alone. And know that you can do it! If you're ever having trouble and need a pep talk, email, message, or tweet me, and I'll talk you through it.

I refuse to let myself give up this time. Failure is NOT an option. At all. Ever. Not happening. The F-word is officially out of my vocabulary now. No excuses.

I don't know about you guys, but I can't do this alone. I need YOU to be successful!


What struggles have you had so far? How do you push through?

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9 comments :

  1. This post is exactly what I needed!... I'm struggling with finding the motivation to keep up with my weight loss. I'm getting discouraged because I'm tired and wore out from working out, my responsibilities as a mom and wife, and life in general. I'm sick of being at this damn plateau. Not seeing results afer coming this far and despite my best efforts to continue sucks and is discouraging. It's hard too when no one in my life is in the same boat therefor no support system and my family is sick of hearing about my efforts... It's nice to know I'm not the only one who is struggling some and finds this really hard. Your picture quote was a "neon blinking sign" reminding me that failure is not an option and that I must never give up. I'm trying to remind myself why I started this and why I must continue. I must remind myself that I'm not alone that their are many who are going through the same struggles as you and I. This is hard but it is worth it.

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    1. I'm so glad to hear that this spoke to you! I think people tend to forget that weight loss is just as much a mental game as it is diet and exercise. It can be really hard to get out of a funk once you find yourself in one, but you can do it! The only way to get out of a rut is to climb out :) You're definitely not alone!

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  2. Hey Alex! Currently, I'm struggling with nutrition. I went out to lunch and ordered a little pizza with salad and tonight went to a football party. I ate a lot of cheese but I tried to notice my portion sizes. That's tough at a party! Esther Norine Designs

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    1. It is tough! Kudos to you for paying attention to portions! I think restaurants have tricked us into thinking that portions are much larger than they really should be; I can't even begin to count how many unnecessary calories I've consumed just from large portions. Baby steps, no matter how small, are still a step in the right direction! Keep up the good work!

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  3. You sound just like me these days. I'm been binging on leftover turkey and almonds. I know it's healthy but it's still binging. And I need to stop that. I'm happy I'm not alone. I haven't eaten any junk food though. I've had many options to do so and I denied it. It is VERY hard at first but after a while it gets easy. We can do this!!!!!!
    Take care, Ahn

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    1. We CAN do this!!! Good job avoiding junk foods! Between your comment and Esther's above, you've inspired me to do a post on portion sizes :) (which are definitely something I need to be better about as well!).

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  4. I just came across your blog after checking out my followers on Twitter. I really like it and look forward to following you guys! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Bailey! We're glad to have you along for the journey!

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  5. Just found you guys from Itsuxtobefat site and so thankful! Looking forward to following along with you on our journeys. I'm a great deal older than you but love your perspective on this being the last time you will start over....that it is a journey. In the past I have hated to share that I was going "back" to WW to try again as I felt as if I was setting myself up for failure in their eyes. I've learned in my old age (56) that it is not about starting over...it is about going forward & finishing/maintaining what I started years ago. Yes, I have taken the "F-word" out of my vocabulary too! And YES!!! We will do this!

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